The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Oregon and Washington. It is in effect from Thursday Morning – Friday. A strong cold front is expected to move through, which will turn rain to snow.
Up To 18″ of snow is expected to fall Thursday Morning – Friday in Oregon.
8-14″ of snow is expected to fall Thursday Morning – Friday Morning in Washington.
NOAA Has Issued A Winter Weather Advisory For:
Snow levels are expected to hover around 3500ft for the storm, but accumulating snowfall is expected to occur above 5000ft.
Additional Storm Info:
Oregon: Up To 18″ of Snow Thursday Morning – Friday Night
* Total snow accumulations of 6 to 12 inches expected at pass level, with as much as 18 inches expected for the higher ski resort elevations by Friday evening.
Washington: 8-14″ of Snow Above 3500ft Today – Friday Morning
* Total snow accumulations by early Friday morning 8 to 14 inches.
Oregon Winter Weather Advisory:
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Portland OR 251 AM PDT Thu Oct 12 2017 Cascades in Lane County- Including the city of McKenzie Pass ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM THIS MORNING TO 6 PM PDT FRIDAY ABOVE 5000 FEET... * WHAT...Snow expected. Travel will be difficult across the Cascades above 5000 feet in elevation, especially at night. Total snow accumulations of 6 to 12 inches expected at pass level, with as much as 18 inches expected for the higher ski resort elevations by Friday evening. * WHERE...Cascades in Lane County above 5000 feet, including Willamette Pass and McKenzie Pass. * WHEN...9 AM today to 6 PM Friday. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Heavier snow showers will result in brief accumulation rates of an inch or two per hour, reducing visibility considerably, especially at night.